The trowels have a flexiback design that gives flexibility across the blade width but rigidity along the length.
These blades are used with the mini trowels. The mini trowels have a stainless steel blade with alloy shank and soft handle; they slot into the plastic blade holder bracket on the flexible plastic blade.
Use the PLAZIFLEX after the wet trowel (normally steel trowel) application then dry trowel and final cross trowel to finish.
It’s a lot easier going on the arm, the plastic just glides over the surface and brings up the surface to a tight polished finish.
The plastic blades allow easier and faster closing in and flattening of the final finish coat. There is less need to wait for plaster to pick up, and can be used effectively when plaster is still wet.
Care and Maintenance:
In order to provide optimal performance, the PLAZIFLEX range has been developed using specialised flexible plastics, however the durability of these plastics means that they require some care in order to prolong use. If one of the edges becomes damaged during use, it can often be rectified by rubbing along the edge with a wet and dry sand paper block.
The midget trowel shoe fittings are designed to have a snug fit in order to give good tactile feedback when in use. To avoid difficulty in inserting the handle, it is recommended that the handle is removed and the shoe fitting cleaned after each use. To ease fitting the handle apply a water or silicone-based lubricant.
When not in use, keep the provided edge protectors in place on the trowel. High temperature environments such as radiators, window sills or car dashboards can cause warping. Moderate warping can often be rectified by flexing the trowel along its length (i.e. toe towards heel), in both directions.